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“ Great entertainment for the whole family!”

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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US$13.00*
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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US$94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$101.50*
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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass
Ranked #5 of 160 things to do in Memphis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

It was a great way to donate to a great organization. I never knew the history of the stax recording Co or the artists. My son got a harmonica from the gift shop and hasn't put it down yet!

Thank Miranda T
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Enjoyed the movie documentary that you watch at the beginning of the tour. You could spend many hours reading about all of the memoribilia that they have. My kids ages 14 to 16 even enjoyed this museum.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to stax museum. Friendly young ladies on reception. Watch a film about the history of stax before going into the main museum. Learn how black and white artists recorded together, during the civil rights movement and how things changed when Martin Luther King was killed in the same town, Memphis. Lots of artifacts from all the artists that recorded there, including a rather over the top 70's car that belonged to Issac Hayes. A really interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is a fun museum with much more to see than you would imagine. Lots of great stories and information, but also lots of interesting items on display. Hubby and I and two friends enjoyed it quite a bit. We recommend you give it a try!

Thank Laurieuhoo
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

A great way to spend and afternoon. A bit out of town but very well presented and laid out. Shame it's not a working studio any more.

Thank MikemayTravel
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